Bernie Sanders has won the most votes in the first two contests of the Democratic Party primary process. This means that he’s in pole position to face Donald Trump in the US presidential elections later this year. But progressives shouldn’t start the jubilations just yet. Because there are already signs that the process is again being rigged in the favor of Sanders’s establishment rivals.
The first election in the process to choose the Democratic Party candidate for the US presidency took place this week. And it turned out to be somewhat of a disaster. In addition to highlighting the US’s own dubious democratic credentials, it also exposes its incredible hypocrisy. After all, Washington bases a great deal of its international regime-change logic on other nations’ purported democratic deficits.
Donald Trump just gave the annual ‘State of the Union’ address to the US Congress. Critics have widely panned it for resembling more of a campaign rally than its traditional purpose of presenting the president’s legislative priorities and budget proposals to lawmakers and the wider public. But while this is true, the establishment Democrat figures leading the attack have no moral standing when it comes to some of Trump’s worst policy stances – such as his ongoing commitment to regime-change efforts abroad.
As The Canary has previously reported, the rise of big tech giants like Google and Facebook is surrounded by numerous social, political, and ethical questions. Likewise, we have also published articles that analyse the threat posed by surveillance technology. Now a fascinating new documentary available on YouTube has profiled the world’s leading academic expert on “surveillance capitalism”.
As Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins in the US, it’s very tempting for progressives worldwide to cheer his apparent downfall. But we shouldn’t be so quick to start the jubilations. Because his conviction is not at all likely – let alone certain. And the whole episode may well embolden him by serving as a tool to rally his base.
With the US presidential election approaching in 11 months’ time, Donald Trump is going into attack mode. But he has a new target. Whereas previously he and his backers were focusing on Democratic Party establishment favourite Joe Biden, they are now homing in on democratic socialist Bernie Sanders. This can only mean one thing: they fear that he will win his party’s nomination. And they’re right to be scared. Because there’s strong evidence that he stands the best chance of beating Trump.
Boris Johnson’s cosy relationship with US President Donald Trump is nothing new. After Theresa May’s resignation, Trump was quick to endorse Johnson as her replacement. He even described him as “Britain Trump”. Ever since becoming prime minister, Johnson has returned the favor by further aligning Britain with the US administration. Shortly after his election victory in December 2019, the two announced that they had discussed an “ambitious free trade agreement” in a phone call.